Personal audit & transferable skills

Activity 1

1. Below are a list of skills and abilities. Complete an audit of where you are now. Record this in your learning journal/portfolio.

Rate yourself (1=Not very well developed; 3=very well developed)

Skills and Abilities




 Self-confidence  2
 Take risks  2
 Organise and plan  3
Manage Time  3
 Make presentations  2
 Act as a leader  2
 Listen to others  3
 Debate formally and informally  1
 Take notes  1

Although it is important to identify where we are now, it is not enough to stop there. We need to reflect upon how we can develop the skills where we are less confident and how we can transfer the skills in which we are confident and competent.

Activity 2

Complete the audit below, using the information from the table above.

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills already developed How will I use these How do I know (evidence)**
 Organise and Plan   University assignments and workload and when on placement  I always ensure to have all important dates/assignment due dates written down and noted,  have required resources and regularly update and organise notes and work.
 Listen to others  When creating group presentations and when working/discussing issues with groups  I listened well to everyone in my group during the recent ‘Values’ seminar and also the ‘Working Together’ workshop.
 Time management  Managing university workload and a part time job. Managing lesson times and plans on placement.  I always ensure to make a time table of my day and all the work that needs completing within each time slot. I also always ensure to hand my work in on time and be at lectures/seminar/tutorials on time.

** This section should be completed as you identify when/where/how you have used/developed these skills.

Part B – Activity 1

Recognition Reflection Action
Skills not yet developed How will I develop these How do I know (evidence)**
 Debate formally and informally  Gain more experience and be open to opportunities to debate.  I have not had a lot of experience with debating and voicing different opinions to others.
 Take notes  I will research different methods and test them until I find a method in which I feel works well with myself.  I have not had a wide experience of taking notes in a lecture setting and determining which areas are most important and vital to note down.